It’s All About Cats

Patch in her favourite chair sleeping the day away

Yup.  That’s right.  My current charges.  Patch and Spot.  British Shorthair.  The British Shorthair is a domesticated cat whose features make it a popular breed in cat shows. It has been the most popular breed of cat registered by the UK’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy since 2001, when it overtook the Persian breed.

Spot stretching it out in the sunshine

What’s interesting is that these are the second set of British Shorthair that I have taken care of.  So they certainly are popular.  The other two were / are Ollie and Max and also reside in the London area.  Perhaps I should set them up?  Since Patch and Spot are female and Ollie and Max are male.

I think this one is Max - it's hard to tell them apart from a picture - but what a character

What I do like about this breed is the colour of their eyes.  They have dense, plush coats that are often described as crisp or cracking, referring to the way the coat breaks over the contours of the cat’s body. Their eyes are large, round and widely set and can be a variety of colours, though the copper or gold eyes of the British blue (Ollie and Max) are the best known. Their heads are round with full, chubby cheeks and their bodies are large and muscular. The breed has a broad chest and shoulders, short legs, round paws and a plush tail with a blunt tip.

This would be Ollie

British Shorthairs can be bred in “self” or “solid”, which are all one colour, as well as the colourpoint, tabby, shaded and bicolour patterns. All colours and patterns also come in the tortoiseshell pattern, which is a combination of red and cream with other colours (Patch and Spot).

Seriously!! I did not set this up either - talk about a rough life!

So there you have it.  A little bit of information about British Shorthairs and a potential match-making story!  :)